The lack of innovation is a long — standing claim to the smartphone manufacturers. Devices become thinner, more productive, diagonal screens grow, but resolution displays will give odds to many TVs and displays. In favor of the external beauty and compactness new generation of gadgets and sometimes even loses in functionality: for example, the Samsung Galaxy S6 has lost the microSD card slot and water resistance. Although the Koreans have quickly thought better of it, in Galaxy S7 card slot and protection against water back.
LG this time went his own way. Apparently, the company realized that, if done just a little better G5 G4, it will not succeed. So they decided to take a chance. LG G5 manufacturer proudly calls the first smartphone based on a modular design. Interest in the device shown at MWC 2016, great. Still, since this is the first product that a major Corporation released and will be available on the shelves of retail stores.
However, the modular design of the LG G5 is not the only advantage of the device that should compete with the iPhone 6s. According to the author of a thematic resource PhoneArena, the novelty compared with the flagship smartphone Apple, there are at least five items on which LG G5 beats his competitor.
1. Removable battery
LG G5 has a detachable bottom part ― this is the only module that can be replaced. When it is ejected, you receive access to the battery, which means that you can quickly replace a dead or defective battery. Standard module unremarkable, standard: microphone, speaker, connector USB-C and the LG logo that’s all details.
2. Larger and clearer display
Modularity is key, but not the only interesting feature of the new smartphone LG. The display diagonal of 5.3 inches is made of IPS technology and has a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels and a pixel density of 554 ppi. The screen is bigger than the iPhone 6s and occupies 70% of the front panel of the device. The iPhone 6s display has a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels and 326 ppi density.
3. Feature Always-on Display
The main feature of LG display G5 technology Always-on Display. On the screen there is a specific area where displays time, date and various notifications. This area is constantly active, which is very convenient ― no need to constantly unlock the phone to see the time and check never wrote anyone a message. Features Always-on Display requires only 0.8% battery power per hour. A lot of energy is saved due to the fact that the user will not be permanently unlock your smartphone to check the time and notifications: according to statistics, people are doing this operation 150 times per day.
4. MicroSD card slot
Unlike the “Apple” of the flagship LG G5 supports Micro SD card that facilitates the exchange of data phone with PC and allows to easily extend the available space in the gigabytes. This opens up more possibilities to store the required information. The user device can increase the base memory capacity of the smartphone is 32, 64 and even 2 TB.
5. A set of modules and accessories
User LG G5 can replace the standard module with battery. While the company offers two options. LG CAM Plus is positioned as a solution for those who uses smartphone as a camera. Its main function is to facilitate the shooting. This is achieved by a more comfortable grip and extra buttons on the body: the shutter, activate the camera, video recording, zoom and LED. Inside integrated additional battery capacity of 1200 mA·h.
The second option of replacing the standard module audio player LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play. The device supports playback of audio with sample rates up to 384 kHz. The player uses a bunch ЕЅ9028С2М DAC and amplifier 9602С ESS. LG has not revealed plans to release other modules, but for sure they are.
In the ecosystem the LG G5 wide range of additional devices. Among them are virtual reality glasses LG 360 VR that simulates viewing a 130-inch television, a compact camera with a viewing angle of 360 degrees 360 LG CAM. The latter can connect to G5, allowing users to create panoramic content with 2K resolution recording and 5.1 surround sound three-microphone in manual mode. LG finally Rolling robot Bot is an additional device that rolls like a ball, photographing and taking videos with the camera of 8 megapixels.
Bonus: metal case with no plastic inserts
One of the weak points in the design of the latest generation iPhone are “rims” of the antenna, which is visually divided solid metal case iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in several parts. For metal LG G5 this issue is not relevant: the South Korean manufacturer has decided, when integrating an antenna into the device.